By Katrina Bolton, ABCJanuary 24, 2013, 10:26 am
New Labor recruit Nova Peris is being warned she faces a challenging situation, if she does not win over rank and file party members.
Ms Peris has been put forward by Labor’s national executive for top spot on the Northern Territory’s Senate ticket.
The move has sidelined both the sitting Senator Trish Crossin and Labor’s former deputy leader Marion Scrymgour, who had nominated for pre-selection.
Ms Scrymgour says people in the Territory branch are angry, but Nova Peris will need their support.
“At the end of the day, it’s not going to be the Prime Minister standing up here, handing out her how-to-vote cards,” she said.
“The people who are going to be handing out her how-to-vote cards are rank and file party members.”
The national executive’s final pre-selection decision will be made in the next week.